Medifast uses tasty, healthful meals, snacks, and drinks and personalized dietary plans to help people shed weight and maintain healthy living. A one-week supply of nutrient-packed nourishment consists of snacks and a total of 35 meals—five for each day—loaded with soy protein and a plethora of vitamins and minerals more devoted to hearts than a songwriter's first hundred songs. Nosh on a variety pack of breakfasts, soups including chicken and wild rice and Maryland crab, and shakes, such as Swiss mocha and banana crème ($19.50 each). A pack of wholesome brownies keeps sweet teeth sated ($19.80), and a bar sampler comes loaded with s’more-crunch, lemon-crunch, and oatmeal-raisin flavors ($20.30 value).
Serenity Massage molds aching, tense bodies into a more pacified state; its experienced therapists are able to relieve chronic aches and everyday pains. Amid water fountains and tranquil music, one of Serenity's licensed muscle manipulators will untie tricky knots faster than a jilted balloon-animal artist. Choose from a cornucopia of trapezius-tickling treatments, such as the Swedish massage, which ousts muscle pain with an angry yet organized mob of kneading, rolling, vibrating, and tapping hand movements. Or heal muscles repetitively strained from smuggling medicine balls to imprisoned bodybuilders with the forceful deep-tissue massage. Meanwhile, the sports massage focuses its attention on preventing injury in active athletic bodies.
Massage therapist Suzie Ziemann understands that massage can relieve pain, improve circulation, reduce fatigue, and enhance sleep quality. But she also demonstrates how the soothing benefits of massage can enhance her clients' holistic well-being and create a stronger spiritual connection to the way they approach life. At Rise with the Sun Massage Therapy, Suzie offers custom services that incorporate elements of Swedish, deep tissue, sports, trigger point, and Myofascial release massage.
Versailles Salon and Day Spa's skilled veteran stylist Monica deftly cuts, colors, and creatively sculpts hairdos of virtually any style in a warm, stress-melting atmosphere. Put a smile on your hair with a thorough cleansing, courtesy of Redken, Kenra, and other professional products. Gentle shampoo suds selectively eliminate impurities without stripping strands of essential oils, while conditioners moisturize and detangle locks to discourage ospreys and other avian nesters (shampoo set $25; conditioner treatment $35). Subtle surface highlights shower hair in summery radiance ($65), and color and gloss treatments ($85) flatter features and frame faces like halos woven from silky rays of sunlight and children’s laughter.
At Premier Life Massage, the team members are not interested in temporary fixes when it comes to their patients’ health. Through their treatments, they strive to relieve pain with long-term holistic solutions, whether they are realigning the spine with chiropractic adjustments, kneading muscles with various massage styles, or facilitating systemic well-being with nutrition programs. Massages can be tailored based on an initial 10-minute, one-on-one consultation with a doctor. Patients can also work with Dr. Lance Stromberg, D.C., who may recommend x-rays and a posture assessment to improve on their next massage–techniques much less insulting than asking the patient if he or she has ever starred in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.